Harald Olsen

GW Expat: Diversity on TV in uniform Korea

Since arriving in Seoul two months ago, I have learned about a popular local television show, “Minyeotulei suda,” which can be translated as Chatting With Beauties. Misuda, as it is called, is essentially a talk show with 12 attractive foreign female hosts. The show epitomizes the reaction I get as a student studying abroad here. […]

Parents grill leader on school closure

The Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools visited Stevens Elementary School Wednesday night to relieve concerns over the impending closure of the 140-year-old Foggy Bottom school. Amid a tense atmosphere, Chancellor Michelle Rhee explained that the closure of Stevens – first opened as a school for freed slaves – was in the best interest of D.C. […]

Court acquits GW student of assault

A sophomore charged with assault was acquitted in Superior Court Friday, but convicted of contempt of court for violating a court order not to meet with the alleged victim. The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Ryan Skolnick in October 2007 after a fight outside Thurston Hall. The altercation was broken up by police and he was […]

Community members fight for K Street elementary school

Web Update Saturday, December 22 Among the hundreds of protests and political rallies that take place in Washington regularly, the march to keep the Stevens Elementary School open ranks as one of the smallest. But what it lacked in numbers, it made up for in energy. Foggy Bottom children, teachers, parents and GW students marched […]

Drive in, but don’t drive out

It’s a drive-in movie, but they hope you walk out. Last Thursday, Zipcar invited District residents to donate their vehicles at the E Street Cinema – encouraging people to rent instead. The switch will have significant environmental benefits, event organizers said. More than 200 Zipcar members and friends filled the theater, where they heard from […]

HellWell opens to public

The D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously approved plans to open Lerner Health and Wellness Center to a limited number of alumni and Foggy Bottom community members. The expanded membership includes 250 passes for area alumni and 50 for local residents. University and city officials expect the new arrangement to go into effect in early 2008, unless […]

Technology listens for gunshots

Law enforcement in northwest D.C. will soon implement a new technology designed to identify any gunshots in the area. ShotSpotter is a fine-tuned audio recorder which can identify the sound of a muzzle blast and then instantly alert the Metropolitan Police Department. The technology is already used in MPD’s 7th District, located across the Potomac […]

Three plans for growth approved

Three major University development plans have received their final approval from the city and now face a month-long window for potential appeals. The appeal period for the 20-year Campus Plan and the Pelham Hall Replacement Project began Oct. 26. There is still a 35-day appeal period for each order, during which time certain community groups […]

Knapp: Incidents damage GW’s image

University President Steven Knapp spoke candidly about the recent hate incidents at GW to more than 130 people gathered Friday night for the Hillel Shabbat dinner, only minutes after a ninth swastika was found in New Hall. Knapp took time to answer every question from students and parents concerning the spate of swastika drawings on […]

Foggy Bottom residents respond to Knapp’s goals

University President Steven Knapp made big promises to community members Tuesday night during his first appearance at a Foggy Bottom Association meeting. About 60 Foggy Bottom residents gathered in the basement of St. Stephen Martyr Church to hear the president speak and answer questions from the audience. The FBA, a community organization, has traditionally been […]